Tovshuur music


MELODIES OF THE SAVYRDYNG DANCE

Description: Döchä Jaltsana plays various melodies of the Oirat folk dance “Savyrdyng”. “Savyrdyng” is the common name both for tovshuur melodies and the traditional dance of Oirat people in China. According to a legend, the word “savyrdyng” derived from a combination of the word “savar” (a paw; a hoof) and the sound of "ding-ding".

Cite as: Savyrdýng biigín ajsmúd – Melodies of the “Savyrdyng” dance; performer: Döchä Jaltsana, camera/ interview: Thede Kahl, Ioana Aminian, interview assistant/ transcription/ translation/ editor: Chingis Azydov, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID-number: jung1241CNV0002a.

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MELODIES ON TOVSHUUR

Description: Shinbayar Erdembayariin, the youngest participant and one of the winners of the tovshuur music contest in Hoboksar city, plays various Oirat dance melodies.

Cite as: Tovšuurín ajsmúd – Melodies on tovshuur; performer: Shinbayar Erdembayariin, camera/ interview: Thede Kahl, Ioana Aminian, interview assistant/ transcription/ translation/ editor: Chingis Azydov, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID-number: jung1241CNV0004a.

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OIRAT DANCE MELODIES

Description: Saran-Goa Sääriin, one of the participants of the tovshuur (two-string Mongolian instrument) music contest in Hoboksar, plays Oirat dance melodies.

Cite as: Biigín ajsmúd – Oirat dance melodies; performer: Saran-Goa Sääriin, camera/ interview: Thede Kahl, Ioana Aminian, interview assistant/ transcription/ translation/ editor: Chingis Azydov, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID-number: jung1241CNV0005a.

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VARIOUS TECHNIQUES OF PLAYING TOVSHUUR

Description: Döchä Jaltsana demonstrates traditional techniques of playing the tovshuur, a two-string instrument common for all Mongolians. He shows how Khoshuud people used to play the tovshuur sitting on horseback. Döchä organized many lessons and work-shops and taught these playing techniques to more than 1000 people in China and Mongolia.

Cite as: Tovšuurín olýn züülín cokylɣýn – Various techniques of playing tovshuur; performer: Döchä Jaltsana, camera/ interview: Thede Kahl, Ioana Aminian, interview assistant/ transcription/ translation/ editor: Chingis Azydov, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID-number: jung1241CNV0003a.

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DANCE MELODIES ON TOVSHUUR

Description: Servet Kondan, a participant of the tovshuur music contest in Hoboksar, performs a few melodies of Oirat folk dances.

Cite as: Biigín ajsmúd – Dance melodies on tovshuur; performer: Servet Kondan, camera/ interview: Thede Kahl, Ioana Aminian, transcription/ translation/ editor: Chingis Azydov, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID-number: jung1241CNV0006a.

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